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Lot #    6098
Auction End Date    11/18/2003 1:38:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Seder ha-Tephilla
Title (Hebrew)    סדר התפלה עפ'י נוסח האר'י ז'ל
Author    [Chabad - Liturgy] R. Shneur Zalman of Liady
City    Zhitomir
Publisher    Chanina Lipa & Joshua Heschel Shapira
Publication Date    1863-64
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [4], 308; 124, 188 pp., quarto, 227:188 mm., usual browning, some heavy staining, crude tape and paper repairs, wide margins, hands on title. A good copy bound in leather boards, rubbed and taped.
   Liturgies for the entire year following the Chabad Rite with the Ba'al ha-Tanya's Kabbalistic commentary.

R. Schneer Zalman of Liadi (1745–1813), the founder of Chabad Chasidism was according to family traditions born in Liozna, Belorussia, on the 18th of Elul. After his marriage in 1760 he devoted himself to Torah study. Concluding that he knew "a little about learning, but nothing about prayer" in 1764 he decided to learn about Chasidism from R. Dov Baer the Maggid of Mezhirech, leader of the Chassidic movement. In Mezhirech he became one of the inner circle of the Maggid's pupils. Although he was one of the youngest pupils, the Maggid had a high opinion of him, and in 1770 delegated to him the task of composing a new and up-to-date Shulhan Arukh. R. Schneer Zalman worked on this book for many years, but published only small parts of it. About one-third was printed posthumously (the rest had been destroyed by fire) and is known as the "Shulhan Arukh of the Rav" (1814). Though not a chasidic work, it represents - as the Maggid had intended - a great halakhic achievement. It evidences R. Schneer Zalman's superb Hebrew style, his ability to provide lucid explanation, and profundity without complexity. It became an authoritative halakhic source among observant Jews.

In 1847 the Shapira printing press was established by the three brothers Hanina Lipa, Aryeh Leib, and Joshua Heschel Shapira, sons of R. Samuel Abraham Abba Shapira, the printer in Slavuta. Until 1862 this was one of the only two Hebrew presses the Russian government permitted to operate in the whole of Russia, the other being in Vilna. This press had 18 hand presses and four additional large presses. In 1851 Aryeh Leib broke away and established his own printing press in Zhitomir. In these two establishments only sacred books of every kind were printed.

Paragraph 2    ... כפי אשר נדפס מכבר. עם פי' המלות על פסוקי דזמרה, וכללות כוונת עניני ציצית ותפלין ותפלה וק"ש ובהמ"ז [וקריאת שמע וברכת המזון] וחתונה ומילה. משוכלל ומיוסד עפ"י כוונת האר"י ז"ל, מכבוד... אדמו"ר... שניאור זלמן [מלאדי]... הובא לביה"ד [לבית הדפוס] ע"י נכדיו... שניאור נ"י בהרב ר' מנחם נחום [שניאורסון]... רפאל מרדכי נ"י בהרב ר' ברוך שמואל [שניאורסון] ז"ל. חלק א-ב.

השערים נדפסו בחלקם בדיו אדומה. סידור בנוסח חב"ד. ערוך על ידי ר' שניאור זלמן מלאדי ובנו ר' דוב בר. עם הלכות ומאמרי חסידות. א: תפילת שחרית לחול; סדר סעודה וברכות; סדר נשואין; סדר המילה; תפילת ערבית וקריאת שמע על המטה; תיקון חצות וסדר לתענית ציבור. תרכ"ג, [4], 308 עמ'. ב: תפילות לשבת, ראש חודש, חגים ומועדים. תרכ"ד. 188 ,124 עמ'. הוצאה קודמת: ברדיטשוב תקע"ח.

הסכמות (בחלק א): ר' דוב בער ב"ר שניאור זלמן (מהוצאת קאפוסט תקע"ו); ר' מנחם נחום ב"ר דוב בער [שניאורסון], טו אייר תרכ"ב; רבני וויטעפסק: ר' יצחק אייזיק [ב"ר משה] בהר"ד, אב"ד וויטעפסק ואוסטראוונע, ר' ישעי' ב"ר נתן נטע לעווין ור' יקותיאל זלמן ב"ר יעקב אברהם לנדא, ב דראש חודש טבת תרכ"ג.

   CD-EPI 0310604; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
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